A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has been declared winner of the Anambra Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The Returning Officer of the Anambra Governorship Election, Prof Florence Obi, announced the result on Wednesday morning at the INEC office in Awka, Anambra State.
She said- “That Charles Chukwuma Soludo of APGA, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
Prof. Obi is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar.
Soludo, who was the apex bank governor between 2004 and 2009, was declared winner after a supplementary election was held in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. He won 19 of the 21 local governments areas including Ihiala LGA and also had the highest number of total votes cast.
61-year-old Soludo won with 112,229 votes beating Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 53,807 votes, and Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress who got 43,285 votes. Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party who polled 21,261 votes came fourth.
Reacting to the victory, Soludo appreciated all those who supported him in the project foremost of whom were the Governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano and his wife.
He vowed to lead Anambra to embrace the fourth technological revolution as he called for support from fellow candidates in the governorship election.
FINAL RESULT FOR ANAMBRA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION AS ANNOUNCED BY INEC